Chrysler Issues Recall for Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vehicles Due to a Pair of Problems

Water may leak into the body control module and its connectors or the wiring connectors for the rear liftgate, causing corrosion

Chrysler Issues Recall for Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vehicles Due to a Pair of Problems
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April 10, 2018

A new recall from Chrysler affects approximately 12,600 model year 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles at risk of two potential problems.

Two Roads to Corrosion

The first issue—water may leak into the body control module and its connectors, leading to corrosion. This corrosion can cause illumination of one or more malfunction indicator lamps, a loss of windshield wiper function, a loss of exterior lighting, a loss of horn function and/or unintended turn signal activation.

Second, water may Leak into the wiring connectors for the rear liftgate and the liftgate-opening switch, also causing corrosion. Corrosion at the connectors may cause the liftgate to unintentionally open while the vehicle moving at speeds of less than 3 miles per hour, allowing cargo to fall out of the vehicle.

If they occur, both of these issues increase the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles will receive notification from Chrysler beginning in mid-May 2018. Alfa Romeo dealers will then install additional sealing protection to prevent water from entering the body control module and its connectors, and install additional protection against water leaking into the liftgate wiring connectors and switch.

All of these repairs will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.

Get More info

For further information, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403—use recall reference numbers U36 and U34.